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Mod Lib Soldier's Story : Modern Library War - Omar N. Bradley

Mod Lib Soldier's Story

Modern Library War

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Published: 1st May 1999
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D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory--Omar Bradley, the " GI General, " was there for every major engagement in the European theater. A Soldier's Story is the behind-the-scenes eyewitness account of the war that shaped our century: the tremendous manpower at work, the unprecedented stakes, the snafus that almost led to defeat, the larger-than-life personalities and brilliant generals (Patton, Eisenhower, Montgomery) who masterminded it all. One of the two books on which the movie Patton was based, A Soldier's Story is a compelling and vivid memoir from the greatest military tactician of our time.

The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit.

"Superb history and literature...surpassed only by the magnificent volumes of Winston Churchill." -- The Saturday Review "A Soldier's Story tells, better than any other book of its kind to date, how the war in the European theater was fought and why it was fought that way." --A. J. Liebling, The New Yorker

Introduction to the Modern Library War Series
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Preface
List of Maps
Summons to the Normandy Invasionp. 1
Overseasp. 12
Tunisiap. 28
With Patton to El Guettarp. 43
Commanding General, II Corpsp. 56
Objective: Bizertep. 71
End of the Afrika Korpsp. 83
Priming for the Sicilian Invasionp. 102
Invasion of Sicilyp. 122
Coast Road to Messinap. 144
Arrival in Englandp. 165
Evolution of OVERLORDp. 182
Problems of Commandp. 197
Planning the Assaultp. 212
D Day, Normandyp. 251
Cherbourg Fallsp. 286
Breakoutp. 315
Encirclement of a German Armyp. 350
Liberation of Parisp. 384
Famine in Supplyp. 407
Counteroffensivep. 451
Breaching the Rhinep. 490
To the Elbep. 523
Order of Battle, 12th Army Groupp. 557
Organizational Charts
Field Army, 1944p. 562
Infantry Division, 1944p. 564
Armored Division, 1944p. 565
Principal Personsp. 567
Glossaryp. 575
Indexp. 581
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780375754210
ISBN-10: 0375754210
Series: Modern Library War
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.6  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1